May 12, 2010

French farmhouse obsession continues: a home in Gard, Provence



all photos by Bob Smith
I'll stop posting converted farmhouse homes at some point, I'm sure. But for now, I keep finding such gorgeous country homes that I just can't help it.  Plus the people who attempt this kind of thing tend to be interesting, adventurous types. The owners of this one are New Zealanders  living in London who one day decided they wanted to work for themselves. So they picked up and moved to France, opened  a restaurant and bravely renovated this dwelling. Perhaps this is my own dream too. So cool! You'll be able to see more detail if you click the photos. (photography by Bob Smith, in Living Etc. August, 2008)

23 comments:

Louise Blossfeld said...

oh, it looks really nice. very inspiring.

Love the colors and style in the pictures!

love,

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Louise Blossfeld said...

oh, it looks really nice. very inspiring.

Love the colors and style in the pictures!

love,

www.jesuisunereveuse.blogspot.com/

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

I remember reading this home tour in Living Etc last year - I loved it then, I love it now!

Christina @ greige and My Sparrow said...

I love that idea. Someday I will convince my husband we need to pick up and move to France too...

The Architectural Arbiter said...

This house is beyond perfect! Again you have dazzled me with the juxtaposition with the primitive and the modern. The backed out kitchen is such a unique detail, as is the stair without a railing. Magnificent!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Please don't stop. I never ever tire of these beautiful houses!

Kristine said...

The kitchen is amazing.

Black Zebra said...

Yes...I remember this one too from one of my Magazine collections...Dreamy.

Ludmila {CreamyLife.com} said...

A French farm kitchen is my dream place, I'm in love with them for awhile already! Very nice home. xo

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

I'm so with you on the farmhouse finds! I so want a vintage farmhouse sink...swoon! Thanks for sharing the great pics!
xoxo Beth
http://www.RubysUpcycleDesigns.com

Max's Mummy said...

I loved this article when I read it in Living Etc. I am slightly obsessed with that mag. I am a New Zealander living in London who wants to up sticks and move to France too!!!!
Great blog.
xx

purple area said...

This house is one of my favourites, I've been looking everywere to find it. It is so cool!

heidi said...

Is that a concrete work top in the kitchen? We've been thinking about something similar in our kitchen, the look so sleek and simple.

MB said...

I've started to dream about a house France too! I think there is something about the English weather and lack of space that makes one dream of sunny French places.

sinnlighet said...

oh yes, like like like your blog!!

agneta

Karena said...

Wow, I love those huge beams, the palette it is wonderful!!

Karena
Art by Karena

grain de sable said...

j'adore , je connais bien cette région elle est très belle.Bisous.Isabelle

giveto said...

i live in a french farm house and i understand your enjoy !!
bonne journée
véro

Mandy said...

So great, love it all !!!

Shannon Fricke said...

I LOVE this house.

Roberta said...

OMG...this house is to die for :D Oh yeah...another required quality would be RICH!

sara said...

I love the wooden beams in this house, fantastic!

BAMBUEY said...

Very nice pictures! lovely!!!
bambuey